Free Bacchanal sunglasses, tshirts, condoms, shotglasses, keychains and whistles will be handed out on the Steps at 5:30.  (uh, your wedge of space on the Steps) while you’re there, the show starts in 40 minutes.

Update, 5:45: Hustle, they’re almost out out of free miscellany!

Update, 5:55: There are plainclothes Public Safety out, so best to get creative with your drinking outdoors. And if you’re not outside now, go! Below, the scene 5 minutes to showtime.

Update, 6:45: It has begun! Send pictures, overheards, and other Bacchanal tidbits to